In 2002, Baltimore Colts Hall-of-Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas died at the age of 69. (Baltimore Sun files)
1941: Charles A. Lindbergh sparked charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he said "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" were trying to draw the United States into World War II.
1944: President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Canada at the second Quebec Conference.
1971: Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.
2001: In the worst single act of terrorism committed on U.S. soil, two hijacked jetliners crashed into New York's World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall and killing more than 2,800 people; a commandeered jetliner smashed into the Pentagon, claiming 189 lives; and a fourth plane with 44 people aboard crashed in western Pennsylvania as the passengers apparently fought with the hijackers.
Compiled by Lori Sears and Paul McCardell.